Finance Forms

2019 Return of Parish Finance ("RPF")

Please find below everything you need to help you to complete your 2019 return of parish finance. This return is required from all 42 Dioceses by the Archbishop’s Council in London in order to collect National Statistics from parishes across the country.

It is important to the Diocese that we receive your Return as soon as possible and before the deadline of 31 May 2020 but remember you do not have to wait until after the APCM.

Why do we need the information?

As part of the Direction of Travel in Lichfield Diocese, there is far greater emphasis being placed on Evaluation and Measures. In order to help with this process at Diocesan and National level please note that we have now reverted to the National Church system www.parishreturns.churchofengland.org  here you can lon on to submit the return online. Please see instructions below, for online submission but also PDF and excel versions for submitting the form manually.

Due to the growing importance of this information and the subsequent evaluation, your parish needs to ensure that these National Forms and Annual Accounts are completed on time in order to be looked at favourably by various Committees who approve Diocesan Loans and Grants, and any Special arrangements to clear Parish Share Arrears.

Annual Accounts

Once your accounts have been approved by the PCC as trustees, please could you send either an electronically scanned copy (PDF) as one document to rpf@lichfield.anglican.org or a hard copy through the post to the Diocesan Office.     Please remember you can no longer log-on to the Lichfield Diocese Website to upload your Annual Accounts

If you have any queries regarding the process or the forms then please email rpf@lichfield.anglican.org. Equally if you know you cannot meet the deadlines for either submission of the form for whatever reason, or the Annual Accounts, please let us know as soon as possible so we can make provision.

Please help us to help you; we would like your Return by no later than  31 May 2020.

Thank you

We remain grateful for all the work of the volunteers across the Diocese, both in time and talents as well as the enormous generosity we see from our members and congregations. We are currently in an age where governance and scrutiny are on the increase, but we are committed to providing support and assistance to our parishes through discipleship, vocations & evangelism and our aim is to continue to keep working with you on our journey together with an invitation to Come Follow Christ in the footsteps of S Chad.


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